Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The Behavior, Energy & Climate Change Conference (BECC) is the premier international conference focused on understanding human behavior and decision making so that this knowledge can accelerate the transition to an energy-efficient and low-carbon future. BECC is currently in its ninth year and is associated with a growing set of allied conferences in Europe and Asia.

Broad Goals

Identify key lessons about behavior and decision making that advance energy/climate solutions
Help integrate research insights throughout the value chains of energy-using goods and services
Expand support for social science research as applied to the biggest contributors to today's energy challenges
Facilitate knowledge accumulation, exchange, and collaboration across analytical approaches from micro to macro (e.g., individual, group, organizational, societal behavior, and decision making)

Key Themes - Behavioral research insights can help...

Find real energy savings that will benefit the economy, security, and environment
Accelerate climate-friendly innovation via appealing user-focused design, faster diffusion, and better management practices
Increase the benefits and decrease the costs of energy-oriented policies and programs
Improve the analytic models that guide our vision for the future

Attendees - BECC draws a broad mix of...    

Researchers (e.g., economics, psychology, sociology, anthropology, management, law, humanities, and interdisciplinary)
Decision makers (e.g., federal, state, and local agencies, legislators, and regulators)
Practitioners (e.g., utilities, consultants, manufacturers, designers, architects, entrepreneurs, marketers, and purchasers)

Influencers (e.g., community organizations, media, nonprofits, religion, and entertainment)